Tuesday, February 21, 2017

VTA Volunteer of the Year.....DONNA CONDON!!

It was my pleasure to present our Secretary-Treasurer with the Voyageur Trail Association's Steve Taylor award, given to the Volunteer of the Year, to our very own Donna Condon.  Congratulations Donna, you deserve it!  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Phill's hike, February 18th, 2017

commentary  by Phill,  photos by Nickie
10 of us struggled through changing snow conditions from the Fire tower Hill to Westner Lake. All was well at the start, but the sun soon ended that and most of us had ditched our snowshoes on the return. The penalty for keeping them on was soon realised by Sue who had about 2 Kg under each one. Despite that, it was a beautiful day and worth the effort. PHOTOS

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rooster Rock and area, February 16th, 2017

commentary and photos by Nickie
Mother Nature was at her finest this morning as four hikers, led by Grant, meandered around the area surrounding Rooster Rock. The views were spectacular, the snow conditions were ideal and the weather couldn't have been better.  We enjoyed a leisurely lunch in the sunshine with a beautiful cliff as a backdrop. There were signs of wildlife everywhere. It was truly a memorable outing. PHOTOS

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Snowshoe Trail, February 14th, 2017

commentary and photos by Sheila
There were 22 of us on a mild snowy day, who broke trail on the Snowshoe Trail.
 It was a great hike. PHOTOS

***** Hiker Chicks Dinner *****

This month's Hiker Chicks dinner will be held on Friday, February 24, 5 pm at Dunlop Lake Lodge.  Please call Joyce at 847-0074 by Thursday the 23rd if you wish to attend.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stanrock Road, February, 13th, 2017

commentary and photos by Donna
What was supposed to be a snowshoe hike on the snowmobile track alongside Stanrock Road turned out to be a walk on the road instead.  The track was not accessible because of the snow and wind we had yesterday.  Eight of us headed out walking as far as Gander Lake. This gave us a chance to enjoy the solitude and beauty  of a winter wonderland.  We had a snack off the road by Gander Lake.

Monday, February 13, 2017

***** WE NEED YOUR HELP *****

WE NEED MORE HELP FOR WINTERFEST, PARTICULARLY AT THE CLUBHOUSE.  If you can spare some time, please call George at 848-3105 or email him at ghoo@sympatico.ca.  

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Strouth Lake, February 7th, 2017

commentary and photos by Astrid
Apocalyptic weather reports did not deter 16 hikers from joining Jim as he led a snowshoe outing in the neighbourhood of Strouth Lake today.  The trees sheltered us from the wind as we wound our way along the snowy trail and we opted for lunch in a quiet grove rather than the shore of the lake. 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

South Bay Road, February 6th, 2017

commentary and photos by Gayle
It was a winter wonderland in a snow globe for eight hikers who enjoyed the landscape on a hike  at South Bay.  Lunch was a treat in the Camp Thompson gazebo. Thanks Marty for your great suggestion. PHOTOS

Monday, February 06, 2017

Helen's Trail, February 4th, 2017

commentary and photos by Astrid
A terrific hike on the Helen’s trail loop today, returning via Gander Lake.  Snowshoe conditions were ideal with a dusting of powder atop hard packed snow.  The otters are obviously enjoying themselves too judging by the slides we saw on the way back to the cars!  PHOTOS